TSM Game of the Night

College of Sports Media Game of the Night:

Tonight’s NFL Monday night-er is an NFC North showdown featuring two teams that have battled 96 times and simply don’t like each other. The 3-0 Minnesota Vikings host the 2-1 Green Bay Packers, but more importantly tonight marks the first time that former Packer quarterback Brett Favre will face his old team since retiring/un-retiring/retiring/un-retiring two seasons ago. Green Bay holds a slight advantage (49-46-1) in this rivalry and have won the last four of six at the Metrodome. Both teams are also coming off some pretty big week 3 victories. Favre threw a last second bomb to lead the Vikes to a huge comeback win over the 49ers, while Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finally got his offence on track as his team lit up the St Louis Rams. There is so much history between Favre, his one-time understudy Rodgers and the Packers that you can be sure emotions will be running high come game time. The real story in this game is the play of running back Adrian Peterson who’s play could steal the show. Peterson is averaging 6.1 yards per carry and has already rushed for four touchdowns. The last couple of weeks the Pack’s defence has struggled to contain the run. Two weeks ago Bengals’ Cedric Benson rushed for 141 yards and last week Rams’ Stephen Jackson gained 117. If Peterson can’t be contained the Vikes should roll and ensure Favre a win over his old team.

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